Picks and Pans Review: Now Playing

updated 06/06/1988 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 06/06/1988 AT 01:00 AM EDT


After Rambo's constant roaring, Paul Hogan's low-key—not to mention funny, charming and clever—Aussie backwoodsman comes as a blessed relief.

CALL ME An obscene phone caller connects with a party (Patricia Charbonneau) who likes to listen. You should hang up.


In a 1980s update on Jack the Ripper, James Spader, the yuppie snob of Baby Boom and Wall Street, shows star potential playing twins—both suspects.

GOODBYE, CHILDREN Writer-director Louis Malle's film about his childhood in German-occupied France during World War II pierces the heart.

THE PENITENT Raul Julia leads a New Mexican religious cult; sitting through it counts as penance.

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